Acer Starbreeze, HTC take part in global VR association, GVRA
Dec 9, 11:46
HTC and Acer Starbreeze have joined Google, Oculus, Samsung Electronics and Sony Interactive Entertainment to establish a non-profit organization, the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), aiming to develop and share best practices for the VR industry.
Qisda to cooperate with Intel to promote IoT
Dec 9, 11:27
The smart solution business unit under EMS provider Qisda on December 8 signed an MoU with Intel Taiwan for cooperation to promote technology, product development and marketing related to IoT, with a focus on smart solutions for retail, energy, education, medical care, manufacturing and enterprise...
PTC expects AR to have more potential than VR
Dec 7, 12:00
US-based car electronics and medical solution provider PTC is optimistic about augmented reality's (AR) future potential and expects demand and market scale for related applications to perform better than those of VR.
VR/AR developers facing weak demand in 2017
Dec 5, 16:00
The virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) market was originally expected to pick up strongly in 2016, but demand for related applications has been weakening recently. Since the supply chain has already invested heavily into related developments, while vendors such as Acer and Asustek Computer have...
LeEco to downsize personnel by 10%, say reports
Nov 30, 21:42
China-based over the top (OTT) operator and smartphone and LCD TV vendor LeEco will reduce its personnel by 10% from 8,000 employees currently to 7,200 to cope with financial troubles, according to China-based media reports.
Mitac expects IoT for car business to grow dramatically in 2017
Nov 29, 16:02
Taiwan-based Mitac International has recently landed orders from an US-based client for its Internet of Things (IoT) automotive applications, especially software for car fleet management, noted company president Billy Ho adding that the business will start contributing revenues and profits in 2017...
Panasonic developing V2P technology
Nov 28, 15:54
Under the Japan government's program of promoting application of information and communication technologies to next-generation ITS (intelligent transportation system), Panasonic is responsible for developing V2P (vehicle to pedestrian) technology to prevent pedestrians from being hit by vehicles, the...
Taiwan draws up 2017-2025 national digital development plan
Nov 25, 16:21
The Taiwan government has drawn up a plan for national digital development during 2017-2025, dubbed DIGI+, with goals of attaining a digital economy valued at NT$6.5 trillion (US$205 billion) (29.9% of GDP), digital daily-life service coverage for 80% of the population, and coverage of 90% of the population...
Soft-World nets NT$2.57 per share for January-September
Nov 10, 11:16
Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.55 billion (US$113 million), gross margin of 17.36%, net operating profit of NT$65.1 million, net profit of NT$72.9 million and net EPS of NT$0.57 for third-quarter 2016.
Foxconn team creates startup for digital signage products
Nov 3, 11:36
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to nurture an internal team to create a new startup to push into the digital signage market. The team recently established Linkooh and will focus on developing digital signage hardware, software, content and services.
Alibaba 3Q16 revenues up over 54% on year
Nov 3, 11:29
The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has released its third-quarter 2016 financial report, with consolidated revenues hiking 54.67% on year to reach CNY34.292 billion (US$5.142 billion).
Microsoft introduces Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update
Newswatch - Oct 28, 16:01
Microsoft has unveiled a series of new products, including Surface Studio, Surface Dial and a more powerful Surface Book and plans to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update in early 2017 to enable anyone to create, share and experience in 3D and mixed reality.
Taiwan market: PChome InterPay launches mobile 3rd-party e-payment services
Oct 27, 15:11
PChome InterPay, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PChomePay which in turn is a subsidiary of web portal and e-commerce operator PChome Online, on October 26 began to provide mobile third-party electronic payment services in the Taiwan market, with 8.8 million users of Ruten, a C2C online auction platform...
China market: Suning, Alibaba to form e-commerce joint venture
Oct 20, 11:50
Suning.com, a subsidiary of China-based retail giant Suning Commerce Group, will form a CNY1 billion (US$148.41 million) e-commerce joint venture with the Alibaba Group in Chongqing, China, according to a China-based finance.sina.com report, citing a statement released by Suning.
VR, AR, AI developments to have greater scalability, says Google Taiwan head
Oct 6, 14:16
In addition to applications related to virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT), the development of artificial intelligence will have a greater scalability in the future, and Google will continue to strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan-based players in these areas,...
RoyalTek using pirated software, says BSA Taiwan
Oct 5, 15:07
Engineers working at RoyalTek, Quanta Computer's GPS navigation device subsidiary, have been found using pirated graphics software mostly developed by PTC and Autodesk. The software is calculated to be worth more than NT$200 million (US$6.4 million), according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA)...
Government IT spending in India to reach US$7.2 billion in 2016, says Gartner
Oct 4, 15:31
The government in India is on pace to spend US$7.2 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 2.4% over 2015, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and...
China MIIT forms alliance to promote VR industry
Oct 4, 15:29
Under the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a total of 180 businesses, research institutes and academic organizations have jointly established an Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA) in China, according to China-based Beijing Times report.
Apple sets up first R&D center in China
Sep 29, 15:01
Apple has set up its first R&D center in China in Beijing's Zhongguancun Science Park, according to a statement issued by the Zhongguancun Park Management Committee.
China market: Smartphone vendors foray into mobile payment market
Sep 21, 12:39
With the number of mobile payment users in China still expanding robustly and is likely to reach 200 million in 2016, which is more than five times the market size in the US, brand smartphone vendors including Apple, Samsung Electronics and local brands Huawei and Xiaomi Technology have forayed into...
Commentary: Business outlook for HMD VR devices still unclear
Sep 8, 16:00
With HTC, Samsung Electronics, Oculus and Google keenly developing hardware devices and related software solutions, the virtual reality (VR) industry looks promising. But not all industry watchers are confident about the business prospects for headed-mounted display (HMD) VR devices.
Enterprise private, public cloud use on the rise, says VMware CEO
Aug 31, 12:01
Enterprises' internally operated IT workloads are decreasing due to increasing use of private and public cloud computing services, and the proportion of IT workloads for internal operation will drop from 75% in 2016 to 50% in 2021 and to 19% in 2030, while private clouds will rise to 20% in 2021 and...
Former HTC CEO to attend Tokyo Game Show
Aug 30, 16:11
Peter Chou, former CEO of HTC and currently chairman of Taiwan-based VR (virtual reality) game developer Futuretown, will preside over a product presentation to be held at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016.
IBM Taiwan expects growth potential in Taiwan, says executive
Aug 30, 14:53
IBM Taiwan hardware business general manager Nelson Lee expects the company to still have a lot of room for growth in the Taiwan hardware market; however, instead of purely selling hardware, IBM Taiwan is focusing mostly on hardware/software-integrated solutions.
HTC speeding up development of Viveport app store
Aug 30, 13:57
HTC has said that it will continue to strengthen the development of its virtual reality app store, Viveport, as a means to foster the HTC Vive ecosystem and to ramp up sales of the Vive.
Digitimes Research: Japan IT vendors stepping into IoT business
Aug 25, 10:06
Due to stagnant growth in the Japan IT market, many Japan-based IT vendors have stepped into developing cloud computing-based IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for the Japan market, including Hitachi-developed M2M Traffic Solution, Toshiba-developed Toshiba INdsutry IoT, Fujitsu-developed Fujitsu...